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Deputy Manager - Chadersley Children's Home


Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit a Deputy Manager who can assist the Registered Manager to create a solid foundation and is committed to building a culture in the home that matches the organisation’s ethos and values.

By assisting the management of our Residential Children's Home, the Deputy Manager really does have an opportunity to change children's lives. The successful applicant will assist the Registered Manager, deputising in their absence, to take the lead in maintaining the high standards we have set. You will be dynamic, forward thinking and skilled in supporting young people with complex needs. You will demonstrate high aspirations for our children to successfully manage our 4 bedroom Children's Residential Home. With strong communication skills and an awareness and sensitivity of dealing with the issues surrounding a challenging environment, the successful applicant will demonstrate a natural passion for working with the care that we provide to our young people. The Deputy Residential Manager will ensure our staff thrive to meet their potential and are seen as positive role models.




To apply for the role, you must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working within a successful residential children’s home, ideally with experience of supervising or managing staff.


Ideally, the successful applicant will already hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Residential Child Care; however, we will consider applicants who are currently working towards this qualification or willing to do so. The successful applicant must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare to apply for this role; this is a non-negotiable requirement of the role.

This role is offered on a full-time basis, working 162.5 hours per month (based on an average of 37.5 hours per week). Hours of work will be part office-based and part shift based.

This position is offered on a full-time basis with a very competitive salary.

*** £500.00 joining payment, paid to direct applicants upon successful completion of 6 month probationary period***

Our Mission

Talbot House Children’s Charity is a children's charitable organisation with a non-maintained special school and a registered children's home. We exist to improve the lives of the children we work with.


Talbot House school provides education for children who have complex needs centred around their social, emotional, or mental health.


Our children's home provides a safe and secure environment where children who are unable to live within a family unit can achieve permanence, while they develop the skills and confidence they need to prepare for adulthood.

Our core values are:

  • People – passionate people are at the heart of Talbot House. 

  • Place – providing a safe, nurturing environment where we are all equally valued and encouraged.  

  • Pride – we take pride in celebrating our achievements and inspire self-belief. 

If you

  • are ambitious, enthusiastic, knowledgeable dynamic and forward thinking...

  • can demonstrate a successful track record of Ofsted inspections...

  • share our values...

  • have a passion to provide quality care and to change children’s lives...

  • hold a level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare...

  • hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Residential Child Care or an alternative relevant degree level qualification (please list degree units on your application) or are currently working towards this qualification or would be willing to work towards this as a priority…

...we would like to hear from you.

Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a modern home environment, with ample parking.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be rewarded with additional holidays for length of service.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.


To apply please fully complete our application form, using the personal specification to help you complete the 'Personal Statement' section of the form. Applicants who read our Tips for Applicants document before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview. You will find our Tips for Applicants document and Application Form attached above. Please send your completed application form to:

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday, 24 March 2024

Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 25 March 2024

​1st Interview Date: w/c Monday, 8 April 2024

If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email hr at:

For safer recruitment reasons we are unable to accept CVs. You will find our Application Form attached above. CVs will not be reviewed.

Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:

Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

We can only accept a Charity Application Form for this role. We are not able to accept CVs for any role. If you submit a CV it will not be reviewed. Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.

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